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Indication-Specific Protocols to Reduce CT Radiation

Indication-Specific Protocols to Reduce CT Radiation

While maintaining an acceptable level of diagnostic image quality, simple methods could help reduce CT radiation exposure.

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Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

Radiofrequency denervation of thoracic facet joints may provide pain relief comparable to that achieved for cervical and lumbar facet joints.

Opioid Prescription Patterns in Patients With Back Pain and Depression

Opioid Prescription Patterns in Patients With Back Pain and Depression

Patients with low back pain who are depressed are more likely to be prescribed opioids, and to be prescribed higher doses.

Managing Spinal Pain With NSAIDs?

Managing Spinal Pain With NSAIDs?

Meta-analysis indicates short-term NSAID use is generally safe and can relieve pain, but lacks clinically important benefits.

No Added Benefit for Naproxen-Diazepam Combination for Low Back Pain

No Added Benefit for Naproxen-Diazepam Combination for Low Back Pain

For patients with acute low back pain, the combination of diazepam plus naproxen does not improve functional outcomes or pain compared with naproxen use alone.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Alleviates Low Back Pain Involving Sacroiliac Joint

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Alleviates Low Back Pain Involving Sacroiliac Joint

"The intra-articular PRP injection is an effective treatment modality in low back pain involving SIJ," the authors write.

Key Takeaways from Stanford's Back Pain Day 2016

Key Takeaways from Stanford's Back Pain Day 2016

According to Dr Mackey, successful enactment of the NPS will allow clinicians to "treat chronic pain as the chronic disease [they] know it to be, and as the public health crisis that [they] know it is."

Is There a Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin C and Back Pain?

Is There a Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin C and Back Pain?

Results showed a significant link between serum vitamin C concentrations and the prevalence of low back pain.

Can Provocative Discography Up Risk of Clinical Disc Problems?

Can Provocative Discography Up Risk of Clinical Disc Problems?

More lumbar surgeries in patients undergoing discography, and more medical visits, work loss, pain.

Establishing a Spine Patient Registry

Establishing a Spine Patient Registry

Two primary medical specialties are joining their efforts to establish a clinical data registry for patients with injuries of the spine.

Motor Control Exercise Can Help Ease Lower Back Pain

Motor Control Exercise Can Help Ease Lower Back Pain

Specific exercises to improve coordination of muscles that control and support spine.